pentaerythritol tetranitrate


pen·​ta·​eryth·​ri·​tol tet·​ra·​ni·​trate ˌpen-tə-i-ˈri-thrə-ˌtȯl-ˌte-trə-ˈnī-ˌtrāt How to pronounce pentaerythritol tetranitrate (audio)
: petn

Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pentaerythritol tetranitrate was in 1923

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“Pentaerythritol tetranitrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

pentaerythritol tetranitrate

pentaerythritol tet·​ra·​ni·​trate -ˌte-trə-ˈnī-ˌtrāt, -trət How to pronounce pentaerythritol tetranitrate (audio)
: a crystalline ester C5H8N4O12 made by nitrating pentaerythritol and used in the treatment of angina pectoris
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